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As a perfect mixture between hardness,violence and poetry, The Homesman open out an uncommon Western. In that, women become heros but also victims of darkness and obscureness without any way out, kindness is so scare that people compare is  it as refrain of forgetten folk song: “Take me a token and love me away”…
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CRITICS OF "The Homesman"
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June 09, 2015

A stubbornly uncommercial and richly challenging inversion of Americana, this time with an eye towards the pioneer women pushed to the margins of our history books.
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Flavorwire
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June 07, 2016

If 'The Homesman' proves anything, it's that there's no movie that can't get a shot in the arm from a couple scenes of Tommy Lee Jones hollerin' and dancin'.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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December 04, 2014

The film has more surprising turns than a honeycomb has bees. Absurdity and calamity collide without warning.
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NUVO Newsweekly
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May 29, 2015

It reminds us repeatedly of how fragile civilization was in the Old West.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 28, 2014

Swank, an Oscar winner for "Boys Don't Cry" and "Million Dollar Baby," is outstanding, getting to the essence of Mary Bee's pride and pain. And in the showier role, Jones impressively peels away layers of rambunctiousness to reveal George's humanity.
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Epoch Times
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June 13, 2016

A fair portion of Tommy Lee's life has been dedicated to telling stories about schlepping variously incapacitated or dead people long distances through the Wild West.
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Miami Herald
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December 06, 2014

Parts of The Homesman are a slog to sit through, but the movie ends on a note of absurd comedy that also breaks your heart, suggesting that some people, no matter the circumstances, are incapable of change.
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The Film Stage
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June 06, 2016

If Jones wants to become a great director of a dying genre, he cannot simply hope to mimic what the masters did. He must instead explore the meaning of each image he creates.
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Seattle Times

November 28, 2014

Swank and Streep are big stars with famous faces, and yet disappear into their roles; these characters convey both quiet strength and gentle kindness.
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Kansas City Star
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November 19, 2015

With his sophomore effort, The Homesman, Jones gives us a revisionist Western that defies expectations at every turn. It's a genuine art film in the vein of Aussie productions like The Proposition.
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Detroit News
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December 05, 2014

If only things had started out on more solid ground and headed toward some sort of resolution. If only.
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Chicago Reader
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November 26, 2014

As the protagonists near their final destination, The Homesman offers a critique of civilization that's almost as pessimistic as its critique of frontier life, suggesting that in every corner of America there have always been more losers than winners.
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